April 8, 2023 – Kristina Stanley

Join the FWCW meeting April 8th for

Kristina Stanley

Combining her degree in computer mathematics with her success as a bestselling, award-winning
author and fiction editor, Kristina Stanley founded Fictionary and is the CEO. Fictionary helps writers
and editors create better stories faster with software, an online community and training.
Her novels include The Stone Mountain mystery series and Look the Other Way. Her first novel
Descent was nominated for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Unhanged Arthur for excellence in crime writing.
Blaze was shortlisted for the 2014 Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger.
The Author’s Guide to Selling Books to Non-Bookstores and Your Editing Journey are her non-fiction
books. Her short stories are published in The Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and Voices from the
Valleys. She is the Story Editing Advisor to The Alliance of Independent Authors and was on the board
of directors for the Story Studio Writing Society.


In this presentation Kristina will cover:
Editing a manuscript is a big undertaking, both intellectually and emotionally. Being thorough can be difficult and time-consuming, but the creative story editing process always pays off. Fictionary makes editing easier by applying universal storytelling structures to every scene. In this session, Kristina Stanley will show you how to edit a manuscript from a high-level perspective and at the scene level.
She’ll answer these top three questions:
1. Does a manuscript contain a story?
2. What should be changed?
3. When is an edit finished.

We’ll leave time for a Q&A, so bring your story editing questions.


Lunch: Noon to 1 p.m.

Afternoon Session 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

FWCW Business meeting/Members discussion/Misc.